Archive for September 26th, 2013
Update: Philly Priest Arrested for Abusing Altar Boy for Years
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Voice of the Faithful on September 26, 2013
Click here to read and watch: “Philly Priest Sexually Abuses Altar Boy for Years: DA,” by Dan Stamm, NBCphiladelphia.com, September 26, 2013
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest Thursday morning of Rev. Robert Brennan.
“A serial predator is now behind bars thanks to brave actions of this young man,” said Williams.
The alleged assaults, which Williams says included penetration and oral sex, happened while Brennan was an assistant pastor at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia from 1998 to 2001.
Editor’s note: Msgr. Lynn will not be charged in this case because it fell three months outside the EWOC statute of limitations.
Please note this is not the Father Brennan from the 2012 trial. That was Father James Brennan.
Francis Wishes to Release Vatican II’s Bold Vision from Captivity / National Catholic Reporter
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Pope Francis, Vatican, Vatican II, Voice of the Faithful on September 26, 2013
In the last 50 years, we have had five popes. The first four were at the Second Vatican Council as either bishops or peritus (theological advisers). Francis may not be a pope from the council, but he is quickly establishing himself as a pope of the council. Each of his recent predecessors, to be sure, carried forward particular elements of the council’s teaching. This pope, however, has received the council’s teaching through his distinctive experiences as a Jesuit, a Latin American and, pre-eminently, as pastor. His pontificate represents a fresh new phase in the ongoing reception of Vatican II, one shaped by a variety of post-conciliar developments.” By Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College, in National Catholic Reporter
Read the rest of Prof. Gaillardetz’s article by clicking here.
This is the third in a series of articles in National Catholic Reporter that examine the ramifications of the interview Pope Francis gave to America magazine that was released Sept. 19. The first two articles are “It Will Be Hard to Go Back after Francis’ Papacy” and “The Real Test of Francis’ Reform: Touching the Spiritually Poor.”